CHICAGO (CBS) — Police at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign were encouraging students to walk in pairs, or take public transit, in the wake of recent attacks on campus.
WBBM Newsradio’s Nancy Harty reports, in the last two weeks, Champaign and university police have seen about a dozen cases of mob action or robbery on the university’s campus.
Police said the incidents usually involve a group of males attacking one or two victims. Sometimes a female is with the attackers, and uses mace or pepper spray on the victims, according to University Police Capt. Roy Acree.